Kent

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We offer a BSc in Anthropology with the opportunity to specialise in either biological or social anthropology,  or a combination of both.

You study how we evolved, why we live in different sorts of societies, and how we interact with both one another and the environment. You develop insight into social and cultural difference and an understanding of the history, behaviour, and evolution of our species – gaining a global perspective of humanity in all its marvellous diversity, which will enrich your life and prepare you to engage with the challenges of our complex and changing planet.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB (reduction of at least 2 grades contextually)/ IB 34 or 15 HL
Preferred Subjects Commitment to studying Anthropology is more important than any specific A-level combination
Single Honours?BSc Anthropology, BSc Anthropology with a Year Abroad, BSc Anthropology with a Year in Professional Practice
Joint Honours?BA Cultural Studies and Social Anthropology, LLB Law and Social Anthropology, and BA Sociology and Social Anthropology
Part-time option?Yes
Contact hssadmissions@kent.ac.uk

Exeter

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Nestled in the heart of Devon, anthropology at the University of Exeter offers a supportive, interdisciplinary environment. With a special focus on science and technology Studies, food studies, wellbeing, and human-animal interaction, our teaching emphasizes hands-on learning in the community and beyond through fieldtrips, practical research projects, study abroad and work placements.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements AAB/IB 34
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?BA Anthropology
Joint Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology
BA Sociology and Anthropology
Further flexibility is offered by enrolling anthropology as a part of Flexible Combined Honours.
Part-time option?No
Contactg.hughes3@exeter.ac.uk

Edinburgh

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Social Anthropology is the comparative study of human behaviour and ideas in their social contexts. Societies around the world vary enormously in their social, cultural, religious, and political forms, and the study of these variations lies at the heart of Social Anthropology.

We are amongst the largest departments in the UK and our research interests are correspondingly diverse. Our teaching is research-led and we are committed to taking our students along with us on our critical journeys through the comparative study of culture and society.

Choose to study Social Anthropology at Edinburgh and it could change the way you think about the world.

Find out more: https://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/undergraduate/degrees/index.php?action=subject&code=21

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB/ IB 34/655 HL
Preferred Subjects No specific A Level subjects required.
GCSEs: English at C or 4.
Single Honours?MA Social Anthropology
Joint Honours?MA Social Anthropology and Politics
MA Social Anthropology and Social Policy
MA Social Anthropology with Development
MA Arabic and Social Anthropology
MA Archaeology and Social Anthropology
MA Geography and Social Anthropology
MA Law and Social Anthropology
MA Linguistics and Social Anthropology
MA Persian and Social Anthropology
MA Sociology and Social Anthropology
Part-time option?No
Contact futurestudents@ed.ac.uk

East Anglia (Anthropology with International Development)

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Are you curious about how diverse cultures and contemporary societies interpret and interact with global issues such as climate change, globalisation and intense environmental, technological and social change? At UEA, we offer a unique degree in anthropology that explores classical anthropological themes in contexts dominated by global development agendas and industrial expansion. The degree programme draws on the research of our anthropologists to cover areas as diverse as gender relations and social change, the role of religion in development, migration and food, education and literacy inequalities, language diversity and interculturalism, and well-being and chronic poverty.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology
Entry Requirements AAB/ IB 32
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?BA International Development with Anthropology, BA International Development with Anthropology with a Placement Year, BA International Development with Anthropology with Overseas Placement, BA International Development with Anthropology with a Year Abroad
Part-time option?No
Contact e.gilberthorpe@uea.ac.uk

East Anglia (Art History and World Art Studies)

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At UEA you can study Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History. This course combines the three disciplines and focuses on art from around the world, from Antiquity to the Contemporary. The course is unique to UEA. You can study it as a three-year course (VOLO), or with a year abroad at a University in the USA or Australasia (VOLX).

Social Anthropology
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements AAB/ IB 28
Preferred Subjects No specific A Level subjects required.
GCSEs: English at C or 4.
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?Archaeology, Anthropology and Art History
Part-time option?Yes
Contact f.jong@uea.ac.uk

Central Lancashire

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Anthropology at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is uniquely shared within both Archaeology and Forensic Science, which provides a lot choice for potential students interested in the subject! There are three main anthropology routes at UCLan: BSc. Archaeology and Anthropology, which covers cultural and physical anthropology alongside archaeology; BSc./MSci. Archaeology where students can study physical anthropology alongside archaeology and; BSc. Forensic Science where students can study physical anthropology and death science modules alongside other applied sciences. 

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements Equivalent of 96-112 UCAS points
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?
Joint Honours?BSc. Archaeology and Anthropology
Part-time option?Yes
Contact Enquiry form or 01772 892400

Birmingham

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The Department of African Studies and Anthropology is the only one of its kind in the world and is ranked third in the UK (The Guardian). Benefit from more than 50 years’ experience of teaching and research, including particular strengths in social and cultural anthropology. Your study will include theories from anthropologists working all over the world, the interplay with other academic disciplines, and developmental and humanitarian concerns.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements ABB to BBB/For ABB, IB 32/HL 6, 5, 5 and for BBB, IB 32/HL 5, 5, 5
Preferred Subjects For the LV64 Anthropology and History Joint Honours programme, an A grade in A level History is required. There are no preferred subjects for other Anthropology undergraduate programmes
Single Honours?BA Archaeology and Anthropology
Joint Honours?BA Anthropology and African Studies LT65, BA Anthropology and Classical Literature and Civilisation LQ68, BA Anthropology and History LV61, BA Anthropology and Political Science LL62
Part-time option?No
Contact m.dinunzio@bham.ac.uk

Cambridge – Social Anthropology

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Cambridge is the world’s top rated anthropology department, with a diverse community of researchers and students, and resources such as an anthropology museum, and a Visual Anthropology Lab with filmmaking equipment.

Students that would like to study with us can apply to our degree in Human Social and Political Sciences, and learn more about our Social Anthropology courses here.

The department has two great resources for people that want to know more about Social Anthropology: the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Anthropology, and the podcast series Camthropod.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements A*AA/IB 40–42/20 or 21 at HL
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?BA Human, Social and Political Sciences
BA Archaeology (Biological Anthropology is offered through the Archaeology course, either as a stand-alone track or as a combination with Archaeology)
Joint Honours?Social Anthropology with A) Politics and International Relations B) Sociology
BA Archaeology (Biological Anthropology is offered through the Archaeology course, either as a stand-alone track or as a combination with Archaeology)
Part-time option?No
Contact lmb97@cam.ac.uk
enquiries@socanth.cam.ac.uk

Cambridge – Biological Anthropology

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Biological anthropology is an exciting subject comparing societies and cultures, looking at change over time and exploring human diversity through the lens of the biological sciences. At Cambridge, biological anthropology is taught as part of the undergraduate degree in archaeology and your studies will include topics ranging from human evolution, comparative human biology, primatology, genetics, health, diet and disease. Many of our biological anthropology graduates go on to further studies and careers in forensics, conservation, heritage, research, teaching and law amongst many others.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology ✔️
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements A*AA/IB 40–42/20 or 21 at HL
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?BA Human, Social and Political Sciences
BA Archaeology (Biological Anthropology is offered through the Archaeology course, either as a stand-alone track or as a combination with Archaeology)
Joint Honours?Social Anthropology with A) Politics and International Relations B) Sociology
BA Archaeology (Biological Anthropology is offered through the Archaeology course, either as a stand-alone track or as a combination with Archaeology)
Part-time option?No
Contact lmb97@cam.ac.uk
enquiries@socanth.cam.ac.uk

    

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Aberdeen

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Anthropology at Aberdeen is a fascinating exploration of what it means to be human in diverse societies and cultures across the world. We explore questions of identity, politics, environment and religion – among many others – using the first-hand experience of staff who carry out long-term research. Our expertise covers the polar north, Scotland and the UK, Tibet, Central Asia, north Africa and South America.

Social Anthropology ✔️
Biological Anthropology
Material Culture/Archaeology ✔️
Entry Requirements BBB/IB 32/15 HL
Preferred Subjects No preferences
Single Honours?MA (Hons) Anthropology (4-years full time)
Joint Honours?All MA (Hons):Anthropology and Archaeology, Anthropology and English, Anthropology and Film & Visual Culture, Anthropology and French, Anthropology and Gaelic Studies, Anthropology and Geography, Anthropology and German, Anthropology and History, Anthropology and International Relations, Anthropology and Philosophy, Anthropology and Politics, Anthropology and Psychology, Anthropology and Sociology, Anthropology and Spanish & Latin American Studies, Anthropology and Theology & Religious Studies
Part-time option?Yes
Contact study@abdn.ac.uk